[Linux-aus] Red Hat

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Sep 23 11:16:01 UTC 2003

<quote who="Bret Busby">

> An issue involving the use of Red Hat Linux has arisen, where it appears
> that people are no longer allowed to make copies of Red Hat Linux and
> distribute them (eg, making a copy and passing it on to a friend/fellow
> Linux user), and the issue would be good to have clarified by someone from
> Red Hat. It appears and has been suggested, that the current Red Hat
> licensing has abandoned or contravenes the GPL in the apparent prohibition
> from copying and redistributing Red Hat Linux.
> Thus, clarification from Red Hat, if a person from Red Hat is still
> subscribed to this list, would be good.

The GPL says nothing about trademarks. Red Hat, however, does:


- Jeff (Not from Red Hat.)

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